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Dieting has become a national pastime or, in 
some cases, a national nemesis for millions of 
Americans who are poring over reams of diet 
recipes, enrolling in health clubs, purchasing re- 
ducing equipment and gobbling up health foods. 
But many popular forms of dieting today can be 
futile and, in some instances, fatal. 

Dietetic experts here at Stout have pointed out 
that certain fad diets can have serious side effects ; 
that weight control is a process that literally be- 
gins at birth ; and that many of the popular health 
foods being extolled today have no more nutri- 
tional. value than conventional food bought in the 

Fad Diets 

According to Alta Belle Kemp, assistant profes- 
sor of foods and nutrition at Stout, people who go 
on those popular fad diets may lose more than 
weight ; they may lose their lives. She warned that 
fad dieting can have harmful side effects such as 
heart attacks, strokes and loss of sight. 

Mrs. Kemp said many of the "quick weight loss" 
diets which are so popular today often lack a bal- 
ance of nutrients such as protein, fats and carbo- 
hydrates, along with vitamins and minerals. The 
side effects of this can be disastrous. 

"We have more malnutrition in the United 
States today than ever before, partly because 
people are not dieting properly," she said. "There 
is nothing wrong with dieting, but the fad diets 
cause malnutrition." 

Many of the fad diets call for a heavy use of one 
type of nutrient and the exclusion of others. One 
of the most dangerous groups of diets calls for a 
high intake of protein foods such as meat, eggs 
and cottage cheese. At the same time, carbohy- 
drate foods such as bread or potatoes are not con- 
sumed. This, according to Mrs. Kemp, sets off an 
imbalance in the body in which the unsuspecting 
dieter may find serious consequences. 

For example, an individual who is bordering on 
a kidney ailment can develop a toxic condition 
from a high amount of protein. "If a person has 
a kidney ailment and doesn't know it, this diet 
can be particularly harmful," Mrs. Kemp said. 
"A person could go into a comma or could die." 

Mrs. Kemp added that the body needs a certain 
amount of carbohydrates in order to digest protein 
properly. Lack of carbohydrates can lead to a 
buildup of fat deposits in the arteries, resulting 
in hardening of the arteries or a stroke. In ad- 
dition, lack of carbohydrates can result in the 
retina of the eye becoming detached. 

Even the nervous system can be affected by 
these diets, according to Mrs. Kemp, who said 
that people who lack proper nutrients in their diets 
can be susceptible to nervous breakdowns. 

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Other fad diets may also be dangerous, she said. 
Low protein diets, in which the dieter consumes 
only fruits and vegetables, can result in fatigue 
and weakness and all fat diets can build up cho- 
lesterol in the body, resulting in heart conditions. 

Besides health problems caused by fad diets, 
Mrs. Kemp believes that few persons can take off 
weight and keep it off under the quick weight 
loss programs. What's the solution? Cut down 
on calories and change your eating habits, she 

"There's nothing wrong with dieting," she said. 
"We have some perfectly good diets for people 
who are willing to lose weight at a slower speed. 
The problem is that most people want to lose 
weight overnight, and this is impossible." 

She advised persons who wish to take off weight 
to do so slowly. "About two pounds a week is 
plenty to lose," she noted. Mrs., Kemp added that 
dieters should eat three meals a day to gain the 
proper nutrients and to avoid hunger cravings 
that send many dieters sneaking to the ice box. 
The secret is to consume less food and less calories, 
while at the same time changing eating habits so 
that less food is consumed at >each meal. 

"These fly-by-night diets may look good on 
paper, but they're really not very effective," Mrs. 
Kemp said. 

Baby Fat 

However, weight control may relate to more 
than just an individual's current diet. It may be 
traced to childhood. 

According to Ella Jane Meiller, chairman of 
' Stout's Food Services and Nutrition Department, a 
fat baby will often become a fat adult with surpris- 
ingly' limited opportunities in today's society. 

She called obesity one of the major health 
problems today and estimated that as many as 24 
percent of .all Americans are seriously overweight. 
Much of this, she said, is caused by mothers who 
overfeed their children. "Often a mother thinks 
she is a better mother if her baby eats a lot," Miss 
Meiller said, "We force food on babies and don't 
let them stop eating; we teach them to disregard 
the body signals which tell them they've had 
enough to eat." 

She explained that overfeeding builds up fat 
cells which cannot be lost through dieting. "Stud- 
ies indicate that once a fat cell is laid down it is 
kept," she said. "The amount of fat in the cells 
can be decreased, but the cells themselves cannot 
be lost." The net effect of this is that many people 
are destined to be fat for their entire lives. 

This, she pointed out, can be a severe physical 
handicap. In. many fields, college graduates who 
are overweight cannot find employment. For ex- 
ample, in the field of dietetics, job applicants must 
pass a physical examination. Those who are over- 
weight are usually excluded. "In many cases, if an 
employer is given the choice of hiring- a fat person 
or a slim person with the same qualifications, he 
will hire the slim person," Miss Meiller said. "In 
the period when jobs were plentiful, they (fat 
people) could get some employment. Now the job 

market has changed." She said that obesity is such 
a severe problem that such persons "almost have 
to be treated as handicapped." 

Dispelling a popular belief that fat people are 
happy people, she pointed out that the obese per- 
son has problems in obtaining clothing, problems 
fitting into furniture, and problems gaining social 

"In some cultures, obesity is a mark of distinc- 
tion," she said, adding that our society is more 
oriented toward slim persons. 

The answer to the problem may not be dieting, 
according to Miss Meiller. "We have a very low 
success in weight control," she said. "Most people 
will not really reduce unless they are faced with 
a severe medical problem." 

Prevention, she said, is the best way to control 
obesity and this means mothers should avoid over- 
feeding their children. 

Health Foods 

As for health foods, dieters will find little solace 
in a piece' of advice from another dietetics expert 
at Stout who said that organic foods sold in health 
stores offer little benefit for the average indivi- 
dual. Mercedes Kainski, director of the dietetics 
major at Stout, noted that although organic foods 
may be priced higher than products found in the 
supermarket, they offer no more nutrition, are no 
safer and are of no more benefit than ordinary 

"Organically grown food is not any better than 
other food bought in the supermarket because a 
plant cannot absorb any more nutrients than it 
needsfor its own life and reproduction," she said. 
Mrs. Kainski explained that "organic food cannot 
be produced at a higher nutritional level than, 
foods using chemical supplements. She also noted 
that plants grown with man-made chemicals are 
identical to organically grown plants if the proper 
chemicals are used. "Nitrogen added from organ- 
ically grown food is the same thing as nitrogen 
added by the chemist," she said- 

On the claim that organically grown food is 
grown without the use of pesticides and is there- 
fore safer, Mrs. Kainski stated that, properly 
handled pesticides have no adverse effect oh man. 
"If the farmer follows the directions set up by the 
chemical companies or by the U. S. Department of 
Agriculture, and if the food is handled in recom- 
mended procedures, there should be no evidence 
of residues of insecticides," she said, "If the pes- 
ticides are handled properly, it really won't make 
that much difference." 

As for the use of vitamin subsidized foods sold 
in health stores, Mrs. Kainski said they are un- 
necessary for the average, healthy individual. A 
well-balanced diet of nomal supermarket food is 
sufficient for good health, she noted. "If an in- 
dividual is a normal, healthy person and he's 
eating a well-rounded balanced diet, there should 
be no reason for supplementing this diet with iron- 
ized yeast or pills," she said. "If the person is not 
a normal healthy individual, then his diet becomes 
restricted and a physician should recommend a 
dietary change with the help of a dietitian. 

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Student's Concern 
for Senior Citizens 

The following article is reprinted with permission 
from Nursing Homes Magazine. The article appeared 
in the publication's January 1973 edition. 

University of Wisconsin-Stout, on its Menomonie 
campus, has undertaken an ambitious program in 
which its students learn first hand about the com- 
plexities of growing old in today's youth-oriented 
society. Course number 245-686 is a seminar en- 
titled "Study of the Aging", dealing with the prob- 
lems of the elderly — a minority group which is in- 
creasing daily by approximately 1,000 persons. 
The seminar is unique, however, in that senior 
citizens in the M-enomonie community are working 
with the students of Stout in the capacity of "re- 
source people." 

Prof. Charlotte Rose of Stout's School of Home 
Economics, Department of Habitational Resources, 
described the goals of the program for Nursing 
Homes : "We hope to offer our students a back- 
ground which will enable them to take an intelli- 
gent part in legislative and other social programs 
to be able to apply management principles in set- 
ting up programs to benefit the growing population 
of persons who are over 65. We also hope that the 
students, in working together with older persons, 
not only will derive greater understanding of the 
complete family cycle, but also will achieve good 
personal and interpersonal relationships within 
the home and within the community. Here at Stout, 
within the School of Home Economics, we have 
much expertise of a type which can be of great 
benefit in dealing realistically with many of the 
problems a person must face as he grows older." 

Students Submit Papers 

The major problems of the aged — finances, 
medical care, housing, transportation, and social- 
izing — are the subjects for the research papers 
which each student must submit. Named for 
Martha Ruth Amon of Stout's Art Department, 
Amon House, a white turn-of-the-century house 
on campus, serves as the laboratory. At present, 
60 students and their 60 senior counterparts are 
studying space needs. Since older persons are so 
frequently forced to sell their homes and move 
into small quarters, the students of Stout have de- 
vised a means of evaluating the need. One of the 
bedrooms, 11x13 feet, has been converted into a 
complete efficiency apartment. Each elder is in- 
vited for one full day of a "living laboratory." 
He is asked for his impressions, both good and bad 
of living in a very limited area. The students give 
thorough consideration to suggestions for improve- 

From studies to date, Prof. Rose states that 

specific recommendations can be made for the 
ultimate use of space in planning housing for aged 
persons whether in public housing projects or in 
minimal care nursing homes. In particular, the 
older persons so far studied liked the idea of the 
privacy afforded by the Amon laboratory apart- 
ment and yet appreciated the closeness of other 

In conjunction with the space studies, Prof. 
Lawrence Olivia, chairman of the Department of 
Habitational Resources at Stout, has instituted a 
dinner service nightly in the first floor rooms of 
Amon House. The elderly "resource people" are 
invited to bring their friends at a cost of 75 cents 
per meal. They are joined by family groups, in- 
cluding children, to form an integrated family 
feeding program. 

Students Gain Insight 

On the afternoon of Nursing Homes' staff tour, 
Chicken Creole and Beef Stroganoff were being 
prepared by three male food management trainees. 
Thirty guests were expected. "Our students gain 
valuable insight from their work with the older 
citizens of Menomonie," said Prof. Olivia. "Future 
graduates will have personal knowledge and un- 
derstanding of our aging population. In fact, that 
has been one of. the unexpected results of the 
program. Young persons reared in today's highly 
stratified society have had few contacts with older 
persons. Their grandparents often live in a distant 
section of the country. Very often this is the first 
opportunity that the student has had to meet and 
get to know older persons." 

Stout's Department of Food Service and Nutri- 
tion is also involved in the overall program. Stu- 
dents are now given two credits for eight weeks 
of experience in the food service department of 
area nursing homes. Prof. Ella Jane Meiller, de- 
partment chairman, states that future plans in- 
clude greater involvement with the "resource 
people". "Our department deals in both normal 
and therapeutic nutrition," Dr. Meiller stated. 
"We are now attempting to ascertain the type of 
pi-ogram which will most benefit the senior citi- 

Students Are Enthusiastic 

As for the students— they, too, are enthusiastic ! 
Many described their work as "rewarding". Others 
expressed enjoyment at having been invited to the 
homes of their elderly co-workers. "We are en- 
tertained with such lovely baked treats. It is really 
an occasion to remember." Stout's rapport with 
the surrounding community of Menomonie is at an 
all time high. 

The University of Wisconsin-Stout — has taken 
the problem of aging in hand and is doioig some- 
thing about it. They are to be congratulated. 

Those of us who work with nursing homes can 
look with anticipation to the day when newly 
graduating, well-trained professionals will be sen- 
sitive to the unique problems of a nursing home 
and possess a good understanding of the needs of 
its' elderly residents. 

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Some much-needed repairs on the 
tower's carillon and a new variety 
of music have brought a new sound 
to campus 

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After years of near silence, the University's 
carillon is back in operation again, this time with 
a new twist. In addition to the traditional music 
and stately chords usually programed on univer- 
sity carillons, the unit will be pjaying modern 
music and even selections by the Beatles. 

According to Lynn Pritchard, music director at 
Stout, attempts will be made to hold regular con- 
certs for the carillon, using familiar and contem- 
porary music. 

The vanguard for this idea started last spring 
when the tower began playing (of all things) 
music written by the Beatles. That story began 
earlier in the year when Ed Merwin, who was an 
electronics student, offered to repair the carillon. 
Installed some 15 years ago by President Verne 
Fryklund, the unit had fallen into disrepair over 
the years until it rarely sounded at all, except to 
signal the changing of the hour. When officials ^.t 
Stout had originally ordered the carillon repaired, 
they -discovered that it would cost thousands of 
dollars and would involve shipping the mechanism 
off to Chicago. Merwin provided a happy alterna- 

To show their appreciation for Merwin's work, 
they permitted him to select some music to be 
played on the carillon's automatic keyboard. The 
songs he picked were all written by the Beatles. 

Personnel at J. C. Deagan Co. of Chicago, the 
only firm which can make the programing tapes 
for the carillon, said they had never received a 
request such as this before, but agreed to make 
special arrangements to have the tapes produced. 
Now, from time to time, members of the University 
community can hear the. tower playing familiar 
tunes such as Yellow Submarine, Penny Lane and 

Pritchard said he hopes to use the unit's manual 
keyboard to play an even greater variety of con- 
temporary music. He explained that ordinary 
piano music can be played on the keyboard, using 
only the melody notes. Harmony is more difficult 
to achieve and the notes must be played very 
slowly, he said. 

For those who aren't tuned in to contemporary 
music, the dusty rolla of 'traditional songs are still 

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Times are Changing 

A new policy transforms drab dorms into 
havens for amateur interior decorators 

Alumni will have various recollections of res- 
idence hall life at Stout, depending on when they 
attended the institution. Earlier alumni may recall 
the hominess of some of Menomonie's old mansions 
which were pressed into service sometime ago as 

But many alumni will recall the drab homogene- 
ity of the brick and concrete block residence halls, 
built in the 1960's during the era of rapidly ex- 
panding enrollment. 

Rooms in these buildings were constructed from 
nearly identical blueprints so that not only were 
all rooms in the building the same, but all rooms 
on the campus resembled each other. And the 
rooms at Stout were much the same as those at 
Eau Claire, Stevens Point, Whitewater and other 
state universities. 

Now, housing administrators at Stout are at- 
tempting to make residence hall life more comfort- 
able and appealing by allowing students to person- 
alize their living areas. The program is being done 
at very little cost to he University, yet it permits 
a considerable amount of imagination and origi- 
nality on the part of students. 

For example, students may paint their own 
rooms with paint purchased by the University. 
Judy Spain, director of residence halls at Stout, 
explained that they may use a maximum of three 
colors, and design and scheme must be appropriate 
for future residents. "This program has made the 
traditionally drab and institutional looking rooms 
into interior design masterpieces," Miss Spain said, 
noting that to date, approximately 200 rooms have 
been painted under this procedure. 

Students may also rearrange room furniture. 
which had previously been, bolted to walls and 


floors. Beds, bolsters and dressers may now be 
moved around, although original furnishings must 
remain in the room. Students also have the option 
of furnishing their own drapes and bedspreads to 
go with their room decor. 

For added convenience, students may rent small 
refrigerators from the University to store snacks 
and beverages. 

Miss Spain said the changes were being made 
"because the halls just weren't meeting the needs 
of the students," noting that there was little in- 
volvement in residence hall personnel when the 
rooms were originally planned. "The place where 
a student lives has a tremendous effect on his ed- 
ucation," she said. "If students are unhappy where 
they live, this is going to have an effect on their 

Similar activities have taken place in residence 
hall lounges, which have been painted and re- 
modeled by students to make them more pleasing. 
Paint has been furnished by the University, but 
furniture, carpeting and accessories are usually 
purchased jointly with funds from the University 
and residence hall dues. 

Miss Spain emphasized that crucial to modern 
residence hall living has been the appointment of 
full-time professional head residence staffs, which 
replace the "house mothers" who used to run 
residence halls. "Few, if any, of these services 
could be provided to students without a profes- 
sional head resident in each hall," she said. She 
explained it is the job of the bead resident to 
"maintain a high standard of group living so that 
residents profit both academically and socially by 
living in the hall." 


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ERMINE G. CAREY Dip. '11, 
Wilmot, informs us that she still 
loves to cook — even at the age of 82. 
OSCAR. F. RAAB Dip. '12, Orange, 
N. J., retired from teaching in 1950 
after 41 years in the profession. He 
repairs and refinishes antiques as a 

Hancock, Mich., has been elected 
chairman of the Michigan Natural 
Resources Commission in Lansing. 

'28, BS '36, Bloomington, 111., retired 
in August of 1971. He spent last 
winter traveling to California, tour- 
ing South Africa and Florida. He 
planned on going around the world 
(31 days) during January and Feb- 
ruary of 1973. 

CARL L. GALOFF '29, Madison, 
retired in 1972 after 31 years with 
the Wisconsin Bureau of Driver Con- 

PRIEST '30 have both retired and 
now reside in Grove City, Pa. She 
was a home economics teacher and 
he was a principal. 

enjoying "fun in the sun" at Light- 
house Point, Fla., since his retirement 
two years ago, 

LEWIS G. PALMER '32, Minneapolis, 
was one of four University of Min- 
nesota faculty members recognized 
recently as outstanding teachers. He 
is an assistant professor of mechan- 
ical engineering. 

After teaching 40% years in 
Charleston, W. Va., schools, MAX- 
WELL GUNDLACH '32 retired in 
June of 1972. He resides in St. Al- 
bans, W. Va. 

OI.BERG HAGEN '35, his wife and 
granddaughter spent five weeks in 
Norway last summer visiting relatives 
and attending a wedding in Oslo. 


MS '68, Bensenville, 111., is teaching 
second grade in Elmhurst. 

Sidney, Mont., is a senior high school 
guidance counselor. 

working as a counselor in adult ed- 
ucation in Eureka, Calif. She re- 
cently received her M.A. degree in 
psychology from California State. 

LESTER L. '44 and LYPIA 
STINDT HAWKES '29 reside in 
Madison. He is professor and assis- 
tant director of the School of Journal- 
ism at UW-Madison. He plans to re- 
tire in June of 1973. 

L. W. MUELLER '48, Ferndale, 
Mich., is celebrating bis 25th year as 
owner of Harlo Printing- Co., Detroit. 

6GM.ALO M. SKILL '47, assistant 

director of the Wisconsin Board of 
Vocational, Technical and Adult Ed- 
ucation, received his Ph. D. degree 
in curriculum and instruction from 
UW-Madison's School of Education 
last December. 


'50, MS '54, a teacher at Waupun 
High School since 1950, has been 
named Wisconsin's Teacher of the 
Year for 1972. Richardson teaches 
electronics and driver education and 
is the developer of the "Richardson 
Driver Education Aid," a system of 
electronic and mechanical devices 
mounted on driver education vehicles. 
Co-author of two textbooks and in- 
structor of metals at Illinois State 
University, Normal, is WILLARD J. 


W. WARREN BARBERG '51, gen- 
eral agent for Equitable Life In- 
surance Co. of Iowa in Eau Claire, 
was re-elected trustee of the National 
Association of Life Underwriters at 
their annual convention last fall. He 
has been in the life insurance field' 
since 1951. 

'57 is completing his 21st year on the 
faculty .at Menominee, Mich., high 
school. He is . now vocational ed- 
ucation director and machine shop 
instructor there. 

The new vocational-technical dean 
at Gogebic Community College, Iron- 
wood, Mich., is EUGENE DAHLIN 
'52. A resident of nearby Bessemer, 
Dahlin was superintendent of the 
Gogebic - Ontonagon Intermediate 
School District prior to his new ap- 

is chairman of the vocational and in- 
dustrial education departments at 
Lockport Township High School's 
East and Central Campuses, Lock- 
port, 111. 


JOHN R. PLENKE MS '55, Mad- 
ison, retired Dec. 30, as director of 
the Bureau of Program Development 
of the Wisconsin Board of Vocational, 
Technical and Adult Education. 
Plenke, who is known throughout 
Wisconsin as a vocational educator, 

The Stout Alumnus 

j The Stout Alumnus is an official pub- 

Ilicatlon of University of Wisconsin - 
Stout. It is published quarterly and en- 
tered at the post office in Menomonie, 
| Wis., as third class matter. 

] Jack Wile Alumni Director 

i John K. Enger . , Editor j 

S Judy Olson Ass't to the Editor j 

conservationist and athlete, has been 
employed by the State VTAE Board 
since 1953. He will also be remember- 
ed by the Stout community for Ma 
years of service as a guest lecturer 
at the University. He and his wife, 
MYRTLE BS '32, have two daugh- 


VERNON L. WILLS '56 has been 
promoted to full professor of ed- 
ucation at Northern Illinois Univer- 
sity, De Kalb. He was one of three 
faculty to receive the "Excellence in 
Teaching" award for 1972. 

Moines, la., is employed as executive 
director of the Iowa Vocational Ad- 
visory Council. 

LEE STEINHILBER '81 is a claims 
representative for the Social Security 
Administration. He resides with his 
wife and three children in Wisconsin 

'88 is an auto mechanics instructor 
at Lincoln High School at Wisconsin 

mechanical engineer for Woodward 
Governor Co. in Fort Collins where 
he and his family reside. 

BRAD HOLMES '68 is employed 
by the Illinois Department- of Cor- 
rections as a counseling supervisor of 
the Community Centers Program, 
Rockford, 111. 

10 Year Reunion 

The class of 1923 will hold 
its 60 year reunion at Stout on 
Monday, June 25, 1973,. Write 
to thje Alumni office for more 

JAMES BURT BS '68, MS '70, 
Fredonia, is the new local vocational 
education coordinator at Cedarburg 
High School. His wife, KATHLEEN 
'68, is a consumer consultant with 
the Sheboygan division of the Wis- 
consin Public Service Corp. 

A resident of Chippewa Falls, 
VIVIAN L. WILHELM '69 is a coun- 
selor at Chi-Hi Senior High School. 

ison, is employed by Oscar Meyer 
and Co., as an industrial engineer. 

JOHN L. UEBELE '69, East Troy, 
is currently teaching at the_Waukesha 
County Technical School, Waukesha. 

AM8CM '69, Neenali t -is program di- 

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rector for the Dairy Council of Wis- 

GARY B. '70 and VIANNE AN- 
home in Campo, Calif. He teaches 
photography and industrial education 
at Mountain Empire High School and 
she teaches kindergarten at Campo 
Elementary School. 

ELLEN A. FONK '70, Burlington, 
is a pre-school consultant in a Title I 
program in the Oconomowoc public 
school system. 


Having completed her internship, 
LORNA HANSON, Hanover, N. H., 
is a theapeutic dietitian at Mary 
Hitchcock -Memorial Hospital. 

Working for Donohue Associates, 
Inc., Sheboygan, is VERNON LEON- 
ARD, Kiel. He is an assistant plant 
layout engineer. 

Pox Lake, has completed a radar 
repairman course and is now assigned 
to Finland Air Force Station, Minn., 
for duty with a unit of the Aero- 
space Defense Command. 

DIANNE R. BAILEY, Albuquer- 
que, N. M., is a teacher with the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Acomita, 
N. M. 

GARY MOHR, Emerald, is an in- 
structor at Wisconsin Indianhead 
Technical Institute-New Richmond 

GREGORY SIPEK, Hales Corners, 
has been named a buyer of produc- 
tion materials and operating supplies 
in the purchasing department of Rex 
Chainbelt Inc., chain and conveyor 

ROBERT F. MARTIN is depart- 
ment chairman and food service di- 
rector at Waukesa County Technical 

AHEA - Atlantic City 

See you during the American 
Home Economics Association 
meeting in Atlantic City at the 
Stout Alumni Reception on 
Tuesday, June 26, from 5:30 
to 7 p.m. Location will be an- 
nounced in the convention pro- 
gram. Contact Alumni office at 
Stout in May if you need to 
know location earlier. 

JAMES F. ADAMS is a middle 
school industrial ajrts teacher in 
Evansville. He resides in Janesville. 

Ridge, N. J., is employed by Mahwah, 
N. J., Board of Education as an in- 
dustrial arts teacher. 

SUTTER EBERT '58 team-teach 
family living at Ripon Senior High 

siding in Boston, Mass., and employed 
by American Airlines as a stewardess. 


Distinguished Alumni honored during winter commencement cere- 
monies at Stout are Patrick T. O'Connor {left), Chicago; and Gretch- 
en Voechting Ziesmer, Manitowoc. O'Connor has been engaged in a 
long successful career with Liggett and Myers, Inc., and has held 
several key positions in the firm. Mrs. Ziesmer, currently director of 
home economics at Mirro Aluminum, has had a career that has covered 
numerous areas of home economics. 

They are pictured here receiving congratulations from Chancellor 
Robert Swanson. 

has left teaching to enter business 
with Barbeau Manufacturing. He is 
currently working in their Appleton 
office as assistant manager. 
_ JIM GREGERSON is cast estimator 
and industrial engineer at Acme Die 
Casting in Racine where he resides. 
He is also on the Board of Directors 
of the Racine Jaycees. 

Corners, is teaching industrial arts 
in. the Whitehall Middle School. 


JUDY ORF, Somerset, began teach- 
ing home economics at Cumberland, 
beginning the second semester. 

MAUREEN EKERN, River Falls, 
is teaching junior high home ec- 
onomics at Stillwater, Minn. 

DIANE KUEHN, Greenfield, teach- 
es business education at Greendale 
High School. 

RIESENBERG '65, Nov. 25, in Fond 
du Lac. At home in Sheboygan Falls 
where the groom teaches industrial 

Carolyn Arndt to FREDERICK 
nvANs 'fig No" 4 *" Tonoino. tii 
He is an industrial education instruc- 
tor at Broqkfield East High School, 
Brookfield. They reside in German- 

MS '68 to Kenneth Oxendorf , Nov 4, 
in Milwaukee. The couple resides in 

Jacqueine A. Bernacchi to JOHN 
E. SCHROEPFER BS '67, MS '68, 
Oct. 28, in Kenosha. The groom is an 
instructor at Gateway Technical In- 
stitute, Kenosha, where they reside. 

Skustad, Oct. 21, in West Allis. At 
home in Racine, Minn. 




Linda Sommer to WILLIAM 
KUEHN '64, Dec. 30, in Ripon. He 
teaches industrial education at Mark- 
esan. At home in Fair Water. 

Barbara J. Doolan to GARY E. 

HELEN M.. FRANK '70 to Maurice 
E. Munnihg, Aug. 5. 


John B. Naylor, Nov. 11, in Brainerd, 
Minn. The bride is employed by Holi- 
day Inn in Brainerd where the couple 

Linda J. Steger to JOHN F. SCHI- 
NDHELM '71, Nov. 22, in Appleton. 

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He teaches at the Hortonville Com- 
munity Schools. 

MARTHA J. FUNK '71 to John 
Drew, Nov. 28, in Fond du Lac. The 
bride teaches art at Laconia High 
School in Rosendale. At home in 

KENNETH J. KILROY '71, Aug. 19, 
in Menomonie. The bride teaches 
home economics in Rolling Plains, 111. 
where the couple resides, and the 
groom is a manufacturer's represent- 

Gloria Tabor to NELS MADSEN 

'71, Sept. 28, in Garmisch, Germany, 
where he is stationed in the U. S. 


Diane Dorsey to PHILLIP BOISE, 

Nov. 22, in Oconomowoc. He teaches 
industrial arts in Milton, Vt. They 
reside in Fairfax. 

GRIFFITH '71, Dec. 16,- in Elkhorn. 
The bride, teaches home economics 
at Big Foot High School, Walworth. 
The groom is serving in the Naval 
Reserve, stationed at Norfolk, Va. 

LOIS C. GULLICKSON to Lt. j. g. 
Henry J. Janis, Jr., Aug. 19, in 
Cushing. They reside in the San 
Francisco Bay area. 


Laying bricks for credit. The art of kiln-making was taught to art 
students during a special three-credit course offered during the first 
semester at Stout. While the students had the rare opportunity to 
study kiln-making in a classroom setting, the University received two 
nezv kilns for the pottery area in Stout's nezv Applied Arts center. 
Putting finishing touches on one of the kilns are Dennis Zopp, Men- 
omonie; and Diane Sievert, Whitezvater. 

17, in Mound, Minn. He is employed 
as a project engineer at Ekco Prod- 
ucts, Inc., "Wheeling, 111., and she is 
a home economics instructor at 
Wheeling High School. They reside 
in Buffalo Grove, 111. 

Little Devils 

A son, Branden Karl, Dec. 19, to 
BACKUS '68, in Cedarburg. He is an 
industrial education instructor at 
Homestead High School in Mequon. 

A daughter, Emily Dawn, Sept. 12, 
to Fredrick and BARBARA TON'N 
MC NAUGHTON '67, St. Paul.- 

A daughter, Heidi Kay, Nov. 17, 
to Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES V. 
SWARTZ '68, Bremen, Ind. 

A daughter, Kristin Anne, Oct. 24, 
to MICHAEL D. BS '69, MS '72 and 
'69, Plymouth. He is a power me- 
chanics instructor at Sheboygan Falls 
High School. She taught home eco- 
nomics there for three years, 

A son Stacy Ronald, Dec. 13, to 
Quentin and DONNA ZIMDARS 
NEUBAUER '70, St. Paul. 

A second son, Shawn, Nov. 17, to 
Mr. and Mrs. RICHARD REE '70, 

A daughter, Kathryn Marie, June 
30, to MICHAEL '71 and KATH- 
Troy. He is teaching industrial arts 
at Rufus 1 King High School in Mil- 



Dip. '05, 87, Feb. 2, in LeSueur, 
Minn, hospital. She was one. of the 
University's oldest alumni and oldest 
living graduate in the kindergarten 
program. A resident of Menomonie, 
she is survived by three children, all 
Stout graduates. They are Mary 
Govin Kirby '43, Milwaukee; Margue- 
x-ite Govin Evans '40, LeSueur; and 
Charles .'44, Wauwatosa. 

Dec 7, in Tampa, Fla. 

DONALD MEREEN '16, Dec. 19, 
in Albuquerque, N. M. At the time of 
his retirement, he was director of the 
audio-visual aids of the Milwaukee 
Public Schools. Survived by his wife 
LAURA '18, and two children. 

Dip. '17, Dec. 15, in Sun City, Calif. 

BS '37, Nov. 10. 

Nov. 13, in Beloit. Survived by her 
husband, four sons and two daught- 

JOHN J. KROCK BS '48, MS ! 50, 
58, Aug. 21, in Kirkland, Wasn. 

ing, Mich., Mar. 7, 1972, of a heart 

NEAL EDMAN MS '57, Ely, Minn., 
May 18, 1972. 

Page U 

Campus Notes 

Enterprise systems for 10 
Wisconsin Indian reservations 
are being aided through a 
$200,000 federal grant award- 
ed to Stout. 

Funded through the Man- 
power Development Training 
Act (MDTA), the grant pro- 
vides consultants for reserva- 
tions belonging to the Great 
Lakes Inter- Tribal Council. The 
consultants assist members of 
the Indian community in im- 
proving the operation of exist- 
ing business and industry on 
the reservation and possibly 
establishing new business. 

Herbert Anderson, dean, of 
the School of Industry and. 
Technology at Stout, said the 
University provides most of the 
technical assistants who work 
with . Indian counterparts on 
the reservations to develop in- 
dependent, Indian-owned and 
operated enterprises. 

Anderson explained that 
past attempts to establish in- 
dividual industries on various 
reservations have been limited 
in their success because they 
failed to establish total eco- 
nomic systems. Dollars earned 
at these industries left the res- 
ervation to outside establish- 
ments as Indians purchased 
goods and services not avail- 
able on the reservation, 

"Indian self-determination" 
is being stressed throughout the 
project. All decisions will be 
made by the Indian commun- 
ity. The advisors provide, the 
input and the Indians make the 

* ' # * 

Tom Slupe, former member 
of Stout's hockey team, has 
been named its coach, accord- 
ing to Athletic Director Bill 

The 24 - year - old Austin, 
Minn., native was picked the 
most valuable player on Stout's 
1971 squad. He received the 
sportsmansip award in 1970 
and 1971. 

After Stout's final game last 
season, Slupe, a goalie, played 
with the Waterloo Blackhawks, 
a member of the United States 
Hockey League. 

Slupe will be working with 

973 Homecoming 

Saturday, October 20 

Homecoming for 1973 has been set for Sat- 
urday, Oct. 20. This is reunion year for the 
classes of 1948, 1963 and 1968, and they will 
be honored at the Alumni Reunion Banquet on 
Homecoming night. 

There will be two new buildings to visit 
this year: The new Home Economics building and 
the new Applied Arts center. 

Platteville is the opponent for the Home- 
coming game which will be preceded by many 
student events, including the annual Home- . 
coming parade. 

And there will be another Alumni-Faculty 
Get-Together this year on Friday night at the 
Fish and Game Club. 

Stout's 22nd annual Industrial Education 
Conference has also been scheduled the Friday 
of Homecoming week. 

More information will be mailed to you later 
this year. Meanwhile, save the weekend of Oct. 
20 for your homecoming visit to Stout. 

a return team this year which 
posted a 9-11-1 last year. With 
all but two lettermen returning 
and the addition of four new 
goalies and three d.efensemen, 
it is expected that he will great- 
ly improve this record. 

Slupe is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Donald Slupe, Austin. 

Commencement ceremonies 
Dec. 16 at Stout marked the 
graduation of some 330 stu- 
dents. Conferring the degrees 
was Chancellor Robert S. Swan- 
son; presentation of diplomas 
was made by James G. Solberg 
from the University of Wis- 
consin System Board of Re- 

People You Know 

Donna Albrecht BS '68, MS 
'69 ; Jim Bensen ; Ralph Isen- 
berg; Gus Kelley BS '72; Ed 
Morical; Art Muller BS '63, 
MS '65, Ed. D. '72; Harry 01- 
stad BS '38, MS '46; Jim Run- 
nails; Ed Siefert BS '38; 
George Soderberg BS '44; 
Alyce Vanek BS '33 ; and Betty 
Viens MS '61 are serving on 

this year's faculty-student A- 
lumni Relations Committee at 
Stout. Muller is chairman. The 
committee is in charge of re- 
ceptions for graduates and 
their families following com- 
mencements, and is currently 
considering ways to recognize 
alumni for recommending Stout 
to prospective students. 
# # # 

A faculty member and two 
Stout- alumni received awards 
at the Wisconsin Personnel and 
Guidance Association's annual 
meeting in Lake Geneva last 
November. Ralph G. Iverson, 
assistant chancellor of Student 
Services at Stout, received the 
outstanding contribution a- 
ward. The outstanding leader- 
ship award went to Bill Erpen- 
bach MS'62, Middleton, who is 
a guidance consultant for the 
Wisconsin Department of Pub- 
lic Instruction. LaVerne R. 
Woodford MS '69, counselor at 
the Eau Claire office of the 
Wisconsin State Employment 
Service, was the recipient of 
the counselor of the year a- 

Page 12 


A great team effort enabled 
Stout's Blue Devils to humiliate 
nationally ranked Eau Claire 
in their first meeting of the 
Wisconsin State University 
basketball season 84-59, The 
Blue Devils now begin the sec- 
ond half of the conference race 
with an 8-1 record. Their lead- 
ing opposition is Eau Claire 
with a 7-1 record and White- 
water, 5-2. 

The squad's overall record 
is 10-7 for -the season, however, 
five of the losses have been 
against NCAA teams, Utah 
State, Weber State, University 
of Montana, Montana State and 
Eastern Michigan. 

In conference action, all five 
starters are averaging in dou- 
ble figures. Marcus Hayes has 
14 points a game, Bill Lyons 
and Dale Magedanz 13, Doug 
Eha 11, and Bill Rozakis 10. 

The play of Magedanz has 
been outstanding. The 6-9 cen- 
ter has played excellent de- 
fensive basketball and is con- 
tinuing to improve offensively. 
He is the squad's second lead- 
ing rebounder with eight a 

* * * 

Blue Devil swimmers will 
again battle Eau Claire for the 
conference championship this 

The Board of Regents of 

The University of Wisconsin System 


the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Stout 

request the honour of your presence 

at the inauguration of 

Robert Sterling Swanson 

as the chancellor of 

The University of Wisconsin-Stout 

Monday, the thirtieth of April 

nineteen hundred and seventy-three 

at two o'clock in the afternoon 

Johnson Fieldhouse 

Menomonie, Wisconsin 

season. The Blue Devils finish- 
ed second to Eau Claire last 
year. Both squads finished the 
conference meet far ahead of 
the other opponents. 
* * * 

The Blue Devil indoor track 
program is now underway. The 

Devils are the defending con- 
ference co-champions. Head 
Coach Bob Kamish expects to 
field a number of strong in- 
dividual performers that prob- 
ably will make the squad con- 
ference contenders again this 

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